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We have some great news for our Training Practices who provide general practice placements for Registrars in their first year GP placements. General Practice Education and Training (GPET) has made some changes to the requirements for data collection from Practices. The most important consequence of these changes for our Practices is that they will no longer be required to provide data to CSQTC (via the MDTL form) on the "Number of Services" (ie. A1 Medicare Rebatable Services and Other Services). This change is effective immediately, so any MDTL forms submitted from now do not require this data. Practices are still required to submit MDTL forms on a monthly basis and to provide some data on GP Registrar patient numbers, including weekly consulting time, weekly number of patients, and Practice-based teaching. Please see the MDTL Sample form where we have marked the columns that no longer require data on the current MDTL forms.
CSQTC is in the process of altering the MDTL form to have a much simpler template and this will be available in the coming weeks. Watch this space for an announcement regarding the new version, which we anticipate will be available in October 2009.
We hope that this news is a relief to our Practice Managers in particular, who we know have experienced challenges over the years in collecting this data. If you require further clarification of the data requirements for Registrars' weekly consulting hours, patient numbers and leave, please contact Jo Morris, in the Registrar and Practice Support department email@example.com or 07 35528112. For all questions relating to payment and recording of teaching hours and invoices, please contact Joanne Mims in the Finance Department firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 35528103.
We are delighted to announce that our Registrar Liaison Officer, Dr Danika Fietz, has been elected to the Board of Directors for General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA). Danika tells us that she is very much looking forward to this new challenge and if Danika's dedication and approach to her role as RLO are any indications, then the GPRA Board will benefit greatly from having her input.
Dr Abhi Varshney, a recently completed CSQTC GP Registrar, was also elected to the GPRA Board. During his time with CSQTC, Abhi presented at GP Registrar workshops and was a speaker at some of our GP Training Information Seminars held in Queensland Hospitals this year. Abhi's commitment to general practice will also be an asset to the GPRA Board.
Further information about the GPRA Board, including the decision to allow for the first time, representation from Students or Prevocational doctors on the Board, and other GPRA related matters, you can subscribe to the GPRA eNewsletter - please visit http://www.gpra.org.au/enews.php.
The 2nd Intake for entry into the 2010 cohort of the AGPT program is now open. New applications will be accepted until 9:00am (AEST) Tuesday 6 October 2009 from doctors interested in applying for any remaining training positions available as at 16 October 2009. CSQTC will not know until 16 October how many positions we will have available for the 2nd Intake. If we have any positions still available, they will be for the Rural Pathway. Interested doctors should visit the AGPT website http://www.agpt.com.au/ApplyforAGPT/NewApplicants/.
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CSQTC is in the process of finalising its 2009 Course Reimbursement Policy and Procedures for GP Registrars, which will include allowance towards courses that meet the RACGP Advanced Life Support (ALS) requirement and the FACRRM Emergency Course requirement. GP Registrars who have paid for and successfully completed a course this year which they think will meet one of these requirements, and who have not yet already discussed their situation with CSQTC, should contact us now. Please contact Anthony Dunn email@example.com / 07 35528148 or Jenny Quinlan firstname.lastname@example.org / 07 35528115.
We anticipate having further clarification regarding the RACGP ALS requirement and applicable courses for GP Registrars commencing GP Training in 2009 and 2010 in the next few weeks.
Dr Nam Tran, our Hospital Liaison Officer, presented his 'Fits, Faints and Funny Turns' Clinical Education Seminar to 12 Redland Hospital doctors at lunchtime on Tuesday 22 September 2009. The overall feedback we received from the attendees indicated that they found the session very worthwhile and almost all gave the highest ratings possible for the session in relation to interest, relevance, learning and speaker presentation. Well done Nam! Redland Hospital doctors will get the opportunity to see Nam's final hospital seminar for the year on Tuesday 20 October 2009.
Julie Ball will be on a week's leave next week, so your email inboxes will receive one less item next Friday. Chatter will resurface on Friday 9 October 2009.
In this section, we will include details of upcoming educational opportunities, such as teleconferences, courses, workshop, conferences etc, run by organisations other than CSQTC. CSQTC provides this as a service to GP Registrars and stakeholder organisations. If organisations would like upcoming events relevant to GP Registrars listed here, please contact Julie Ball email@example.com or 07 35528134.
Rural Health Education Foundation (RHEF)
AAPM 2009 National Conference
Watch this space for upcoming FAQs. If you have a question, the answer to which you believe would be helpful to others, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. FAQs can be accessed via the CSQTC website http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=7663&pid=5440
All CSQTC Calendars may be accessed via the link http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=11615
For the dates of GP Registrar Educational Activities for each training Node, visit the Node Calendar pages on the CSQTC website:
If you need to get in touch with individual staff members at CSQTC, please refer to our website for a full listing of staff within areas of interest http://www.csqtc.qld.edu.au/index.php?action=view&view=7731&pid=5408
Please advise CSQTC of any changes to address or contact details immediately on email@example.com. This includes changes to: Telephone/fax numbers; Email address; Street/postal address; Surname (eg. for Registrars who become married); Practice Name; Practice Staff (Trainers and Practice Managers).
PO Box 83
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